I'm new to this forum and new to owning a Quaker. We lost our very intelligent, very social and lovable, Budgerigar ~ Fluffy, only after 8 years. We became 'bird' people and knew we could not have another budgie, as Fluffy was one of a kind. After our daughter turned us onto the Quaker, and after doing much research...we were getting ready to adopt. My husband came home with an 11 week old young lad, who we have named 'Tequila'. We got an appropriate cage and many toys, (some bequeathed from Fluffy), quite a few weeks ago, in preparation. We are now going through, letting him rest in between, one on one time with each family member.
My question is...
He's making different noises with different scenarios. He made a repeated, kind of chortling, low cawing, sound. Is that a regular, natural sound to associate with something? Also, he is making a higher pitched 'chirp'...once in a while. Seems fairly content.
We have his cage near a mirror and have let him look at himself, so he doesn't feel too lonely, being he was just removed from his sister. I figure we could remove the mirror in a few days, so he can start to imprint on us. Does that make sense?